Friday, June 24, 2011

Flannel Friday: Fun Books Storytime

At our library, we divide the weekly family storytimes between the librarians during the summer. This summer I did two. My second one was this week. I decided to do books and stories that I love to make it fun and easy since we don't get a lot of time to plan a storytime in the summer. Here is my storytime outline. Thanks Storytime Katie for sharing the great owl flannelboard. We have an awesome volunteer who is making a bunch of the Flannel Friday visuals for us.

Fun Books Storytime

Sing: Open, Shut Them

Early Literacy Tip: Today I am going to share some of my favorite books with you. Reading with your kids should be fun for everyone. So, share books both you and your child love.

Rhyme: Leg Over Leg

Sing: Bouncin' Up & Down in My Little Red Wagon

Book Cover
Read: Yummy Yucky by Leslie Patricelli (One of the other children's librarians made a large visual on the copier for this book to make it easier to share in a large group.)

Rhyme: 5 Hungry Ants (One of the other  children's librarians made this flannelboard. So, I don't have the clipart she used.)

Sing: Itsy Bitsy Spider

Book Cover
Read: Ivan the Terrier by Peter Catalanotto 

Sing: Hey Diddle, Diddle (perform actions)

Sing: Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes

Rhyme: Five Little Owls

Read Big Book: Owl Babies by Martin Waddell (I used a set of stuffed Owl Babies that came with a board book. I held up each bird when I said his or her line. Our set looks like the stuffed owl with this one on Amazon, but we have three baby owls and one mother owl. I don't know where we got it. I am making a crocheted set of Owl Babies to use at home and as a gift idea with a cute and easy owl pattern from the book Amigurumi World: Seriously Cute Crochet by  Ana Paula Rimoli.)

Hand out shakers.
Shake to Hap Palmer's Shake Your Sillies Out

Sing: Goodbye Song


  1. I wanted to read a Leslie Patricelli book to my baby group this morning, but they're always checked out, and I couldn't find one. I like the idea of making bigger versions on the copier - I should try that!

  2. We have made bigger versions on our photocopier for a few other board books. It is a really nice way to share the books. I started doing it for toddler storytime because so many board books are the perfect length for some of those wiggly ones.